JAMB Profile Code : Here Is How To Generate & Retrieve It With Your Phone Via SMS

If you want to buy jamb pin online or at jamb cbt centres in Nigeria, you will be required to present your jamb profile code. Hence without it, you cannot register for jamb examination in Nigeria.

Getting the code is easy! You can generate jamb profile code by sending sms to a short code number from your phone number, which have not been used by another person to register for UTME/DE in the past.

How To Get JAMB Profile Code

Ensure you have airtime on your phone line even if you’re using a post-paid line or if subscribed to special bundle packages on your line.

Open text message app on your phone.

Tap on the compose option to send a message.

Type NIN, leave a space, type your 11-digit National Identification Number and send to 55019 or 66019 in this format (NIN 00123456789)

You will get a reply containing the 10-character jamb profile code and your registered NIN Name.

Once you have the code, you can proceed to use it to buy jamb pin and proceed to a nearby JAMB CBT center to complete your registration for the JAMB examination.

If you do not know your National Identification Number, you can check your NIN by dialing *346# from the phone number you used to register for NIN.

generate jamb profile code with nin number and sms from your phone

Kindy note that the phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the candidate’s name and will be used in all communication relating to each candidate’s jamb application, examination and admission.

Hence, each candidate is required to use a unique phone number for the jamb registration as the SIM remains the unique identification for all transactions with the jamb board.

You should note and always remember the phone number used to generate jamb profile code. Very important!

Sent SMS But Didn’t Receive Jamb Profile Code?

Although, by obtaining jamb application documents, you’ve accepted to receive text messages from jamb via 55019 or 66019 even when “do not disturb” is activated on your line. Nevertheless, if you are not receiving sms from jamb, you can disable the DND on your line manually and try again.

If you don’t know how to do that, you can read “how to disable DND on MTN lines

If you are still unable to get your jamb profile code after deactivating dnd manually, you should go to jamb website and create a support ticket for your complaint so that JAMB can monitor and effectively treat your complaint. i.e go to, select “quick links”, select “ticket/support” and click the “create support ticket” button.

Lost Jamb Profile Code?

If you can’t remember your jamb profile code, you can retrieve it.

Send the word (RESEND) from the same mobile phone number to 55019 or 66019 as a text message.

How To Reset Jamb Profile Code Password

Send the word (PASSWORD) from the same phone number you used to generate jamb profile code to 55019 or 66019 as a text message.

I hope this helps.


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